Shaved Women are a fierce, true-of-heart American punk rock band. Their combination of pounding bottom end, slathered with inventive, sometimes angular guitar lines, and always-personal-never-business vocals set on top, is immediately grabbing. Your attention gets got. Reminiscent of early Black Flag and Circle Jerks in the best of ways. They're right in line with a great new generation of punk-rock bands that started somewhere around Cursed, and continues with The Ropes/Repos, Drunkdriver, Vile Gash, and so many others.
Shaved Women are at the top of their class with those bands I mentioned, and their record is an instant mini-classic, first issued on vinyl by Rotted Tooth Recordings, now reissued on CD by Ektro, with bonus live material recorded at the St. Louis Apop store. Howabout that, supporting local talent!? WFMU's My Castle of Quiet was thrilled to catch Shaved Women on tour through our area, this session recorded last Friday, on 15 June.
Shaved Women on bandcamp.
Damien Thorne sweats my action @ midnight.
SW @ 12:30 approx.
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